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Extell’s 13-Story ‘Poor Door’ Tower Finally Takes Shape [PHOTOS]

Posted September 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

Lost in all the Extell headlines about the Lower East Side waterfront is progress on the adjacent affordable building. Exterior work on the thirteen-story development at 229 Cherry Street is nearing completion after topping out earlier this summer. Upon opening – scheduled for spring 2018 – the new construction will boast 205 perpetually affordable apartments, […]

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Extell’s 80-Story Behemoth on South Street Ascends Past Plywood Threshold

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:47 pm

​Down at the Extell waterfront site – aka One Manhattan Square – the first real sign of doom is now visible. Supports have just crossed the plywood threshold. Indeed, the pile-driving ceased and superstructure construction is no longer relegated to the depths of the pit. We now see the beginning of the end. The building currently boasts […]

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Extell Updates: 13-Story ‘Poor Door’ Tower, Supermarket, and Apartment Repairs

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:47 pm

In the five months since the last meeting, we’ve seen brochures marketing to the elite, glitzy renderings, and interviews with the press. Here in the neighborhood, momentum against the project has achieved a fever pitch. In fact, it’s singled out as the model property illustrating the class war happening in the backyard. It was against this […]

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The ‘Poor Door’ Tower on South Street that Extell Refuses to Talk About

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:47 pm

Notice how Gary Barnett and his Extell minions rarely discuss – at least in public – the affordable housing options down at the South Street development area. What some locals have taken to calling another instance of his so-called “Poor Door” policy. Seriously, it’s all about the market-rate units, over-the-top amenities, and the foreign populace […]

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Extell Reveals Rendering of 71-Story South Street Tower, More than Twice the Height of the Manhattan Bridge

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:58 pm

Extell finally complied with Department of Buildings policy, and installed this rendering of its massive 71-story phallus at 250 South Street (it’s down one level from 72). It’s fairly generic, but definitely gives you an idea of the size we’re dealing with here. At roughly 800 feet tall, this sun-eclipsing tower completely dwarfs everything in […]

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Amidst Constant Pile Driving, Extell Installs Vibration Monitoring at South Street Project Site

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:58 pm

The constant pounding of pile drivers at Extell’s South Street project site is making life a daily hell for those in the immediate vicinity. This much we’ve covered. Neighbors residing in the surrounding buildings are forced to contend with the staccato hammering from the early morning to the evening. Even on Saturdays. But the ear-shattering show […]

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The Lower East Side has a ‘Poor Door’ of Its Own with Extell’s 13-Story Affordable-Only Tower

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:59 pm

Separate but equal is not equal – the rally cry voiced during the civil rights movement – is also very much applicable to what’s happening down at Extell’s 250 South Street (aka 227 Cherry) project site. As previously noted, this gargantuan beast is essentially the Lower East Side iteration of the much-maligned “poor door,” a […]

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Security and Building Vibrations Are Biggest Concerns About Extell’s New Cherry Street Construction Site

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:59 pm

Reportedly at the behest of Community Board 3, the Extell Development Company (and project management team, Lend Lease) held its first meeting with the neighbors of 82 Rutgers Street last night. The public forum was meant to address the growing concerns in the area over the imminent construction of two towers on the former site […]

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Extell Begins Excavation Work at Cherry Street Project Site

Last modified January 19, 2017 at 12:00 am

A month after Extell’s Gary Barnett tried to curry favor of the locals with the “I’m one of you” group session, there is now some construction activity to report at the Cherry Street project site. The one-story Pathmark supermarket is no longer a concern, while a pair of Davey Drills test the soil ahead of […]

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Gary Barnett and Extell Reveal What We Should Expect from their Pathmark Site Development

Last modified January 19, 2017 at 12:00 am

Both tempers and temperatures dominated last night during Extell’s town hall at the Land Use subcommittee of Community Board 3. El Jefe Gary Barnett himself – with a gaggle of suits in tow – attended to reveal plans and field questions regarding his twin tower project on the former site of Pathmark. To their credit, […]

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